Thomas Jørgensen

Thomas Jørgensen

  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    I have a much funnier prediction. Who needs rubber? There is one context in which steel wheels are a comfortable ride. On steel rails. So, I give you: The Ultra-Light mono-rail network. Grade separated up on poles (or hell, if...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Also, Iran has fairly good relations with Russia, which means my predictive algorithm ("What would a GRU agent do") says no. I am somewhat concerned, however with how the lame duck presidency period will go. Because I give it very...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    If not directly, a lot of their social contacts and donors do, which is why this has gone on for so long. But it only takes one Power to defect from that truce. It is not like anyone else can...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    OTEC transports nutrients to the surface. That should, with proper management create fisheries de-novo. There are also several other strategies for increasing ocean productivity on a local or greater scale....
  • Commented on Dead plots
    .. I actually figure any pr blitz attempted by the plutarcs in the event that the tax havens came under attack would blow up in their faces oh so very hard. That idea is ripe for Streisand Effect backfire. The...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Again. The south fired artillery on northern troops. For weeks. The south did not want, seek, or attempt to be let go. They sought war. They desired war. They waged war. And war they got....
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Not a pyramid scheme per say, but the number of slaves in the south was rising by natural increase, and selling of the enslaved labor which was surplus to the requirements of operation was a rather large part of the...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    That.. is not helpful? Seriously, my parents never bothered with the talk at all, because Danish schools can be generally be trusted to a very good job on this point. Half the class was relationship advice, and still generally some...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    I strongly suspect Russia is rushing the vaccine super hard because they are, in fact, lying about the severity of their epidemic. Sending a barely tested vaccine live only really makes sense if you anticipate that if you do not...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Militarizing space is just asking for a debris cascade. If there are guns and missiles up there, sooner or later someone will think it is a good idea to kill of somebodys sattelites, and while I am not that worried...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Bike fall stories? When I was 21, and spending 2x2 hours a week in a dojo, I had a fall that would have made a hilarious tik-tok video. Got a branch stuck in the front wheel going full tilt down...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    I try to do my bicycle upgrades in order of "Most helpful per Euro spent", and on that metric, a carbon frame is so distant I would need binoculars to spot it. Priority I used: 1: Buy an alu frame...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Which is a major barrier for personal transports, sure, but it will just not matter for nautical purposes - again, every port worth the name already has facilities and training in place for handling it. It is the very definition...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    I suspect it is why oil is currently cheap. Opec saw the writing on the wall, and is trying to pump and sell it all before it becomes technically obsoleted....
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Atmospheric Carbon to jetfuel has been lab benched. Estimates for the cost of full scale production are very peppery, however. Ammonia is a better choice because it is already the chemical we produce the most of. Very mature process, and...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    hum. Strike the thousand. Obviously not hundreds of million/day. As for Greenpeace, at this point I have just started referring to the organization as EarthKiller Inc, since.. well, they are the enemy of the world. Fully general problem actually. Anyone...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    At current oil prices a large freighter burns 150 tonnes of bunkerfuel a day. Even at super-slow steaming, north of a hundred tonnes. At Rotterdam prices, this comes to 314000-417000 thousand dollars per day. Assuming a freighter spends 80 %...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    The fuel-cell part is obligatory to make the economics work - In a fuel cell you can recover north of 80% of the energy content as ultimate kinetic energy. If you burn ammonia, which you can, you get far, far...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Oh for. Ocean freight is entirely trivial to make carbon free, and both options that spring to mind would actively make it cheaper. 1: Naval reactors. These cost less, over the life of a ship, than the fuel use of...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    ... Okay, lets go over this again. The human body has an energy consumption of 100 watt resting, 300 peak effort. Approximately. Call it 150 on average, and that is generous. To supply this, we have put enormous amounts of...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Actually, that would be a hilariously short alt-wwII. The nazis attempt an unsupported assault on the forces at dunkirk, the forces at dunkirk have nowhere to run, fight like a cornered army and annihilate the spearhead, at which point the...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Eh, that is not happening right now anyways, unless you start them playing MMOs or the equivalent. And even post-covid, superior instruction in actual skill means you can set aside more time for other purposes if so desired. That said,...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Actually, if we want to actually help the little ones attain an education, well, it is entirely possible to put together a computer learning system substantially superior to traditional learning. It just takes. Uhm. Rather substantial amounts of effort to...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    I think the reason there are so few choices available in that configuration is that the minivan ate that market. Makes sense, too, after all, it is even boxier! VW is resurrecting the ultimate box-on-wheels as an electric. Google the...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    This is half the point of the various "Space propulsion by civilian application of Nicoll-Dyson laser array" ideas. You dont try to doge space debris - You just vaporize literally everything in your planned flight path, and let the light...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Testable too, Lagrange points should work. If those kill astronauts, then there you go. Fermi answered....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    We have not sent any human beings to any regions of actually "Flat" space. Orbit is free-fall, not absence of gravity. That would be a very, very hilarious fermi answer, though. "Minds do not work outside significant gravity fields" is...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    No, the existence of Turing Machines proves the universe is *at least* Turing equivalent. It could be a stronger class, it just cant be a weaker one. Evidence only pointing one way. Greg: Are we really going to argue materialism?...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Moravecs argument appears pretty bullet proof to me. Individual neurons can be emulated by entirely conventional turning machines, thus the whole thing can, thus equivalence is the upper bound on the class of machine the brain is....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    At this point, I feel like I need to write an app that uses your phone to track exactly how many kilometers you actually travel each day, because I am pretty damn sure people systematically overestimate their "Need" for range...
Subscribe to feed Recent Actions from Thomas Jørgensen

Following

Not following anyone

Specials

Merchandise

About This Page

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Search this blog

Propaganda